Aperture: Science Innovators. 1952. In the early days, Cave Johnson's science team tried to get working what they could. Everything did not go as well as they'd hoped though. Unfortunately for Mel, she became part of a faulty test. Waking up years later in a vastly changed, destroyed Aperture, and being told where to go by an impostor Cave Johnson, her mind races with questions. Who is this Cave Johnson impostor? What happened to me? And what happened to the facility and staff?

Portal Stories: Mel is an upcoming free to play mod based in the Portal universe. It tells an entirely new story with a new protagonist, personality core, and a new secret character in development.

Main Features

· 20+ Puzzle and exploration filled maps
· New Story Complete with New Dialogue
· Original Soundtrack
· New 1970's themed Portal Gun
· New Textures, Models, Particle Effects, and Sound Effects
· Free to Play (You must own Portal 2)

Get ready for an incredible adventure taking place in the gap between Portal 1 and Portal 2 with Portal Stories: Mel.

The Mod:


Portal Stories: Mel is a mod consisting of 21 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong custom story.  We estimate players to spend 15-45 minutes to spent on each level, making the total time playing the mod 4-12 hours, depending on experience.  Most levels consists of puzzles with varying difficulties.  The difficulty will always be in the puzzles.  The execution will never require any quick reactions.

We hope to release in Q1 2015

As you can see; we have a lot done, we have a lot more work to do as well. But we're working hard on getting you this awesome mod as soon as humanly possible. As for custom materials and models, at the moment I don't have a proper list of them but we have quite a lot of them!

The Team:

The people who make this mod possible:

  • Annemieke (Lpfreaky90), Lead design on the mod. Putting the right people on the right tasks. Designs and creates puzzles and levels.
  • Stephen (Lonewolf2056), Level Designer and Lead Detailer. To check out his skills look for the Dilapidation series on the steam workshop!
  • Chris (Tmast98), Level Designer, Detailer, and Coder. Check out his workshop!
  • Rachel (MissStabby), Excellent model designer
  • Ian, our amazing story writer! The story of this mod is in his more than capable hands!
  • Tamás (Lamarr), Our amazing Animator
  • Jacob (iWork925), Level Designer. Give iWork a map and some time and they turn out even prettier than you could ever imagine!

With Voice Acting by

  • Harry Callaghan (Harry101uk)
  • Stig Finsen Sydtangen (DragonNOR)

Inactive team Members:

  • Alon, (MarioishBeast), Puzzle concepts, image editing, video editing.
  • Andy, Started the mod with James
  • James, Started the mod with Andy
  • Moth, Detailing

Contact:

If you want to contact us about anything with the mod: go ahead:

  • Join our steam group
  • Send an e-mail to portalstories at lpfreaky.nl
  • Add Lpfreaky90 to steam.
  • Or just leave a comment here!
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4 comments by lpfreaky90 on Jun 20th, 2014

Hello Test Subjects!

After about 3 years of development we're finally at the last stages of development of the mod.
We're incredibly happy to announce that we are now aiming for a release in Q1 2015.
Because of recent updates to portal 2 we will also be able to bring Portal Stories to Mac and Linux!

Some more teasers!
the map "concepts" in it's updated form.

Last year in August we created our very first limited closed beta of Portal Stories: Mel.
There was a lot of positive feedback, but there were some levels that were a problem or just not meeting the quality of other maps.

For the last 10 months we've been very busy working with the feedback we've gotten:
* The mod is now 21 levels instead of 15!
* The intro is heavily expanded upon, to make more room for story and make the whole thing way more immersive.
* The first major story level got a major rework. It's prettier than ever and helps tell the story way better.
* Past Power (the demo map) has been reworked again from the ground up to perform better, play better and tell the story better!
* The style transitions have been created.
* The clean test chambers have been edited so they are very interesting to look at.
* The map "Paint Fling" has been rebuilt from the ground up, making the puzzle more interesting and way nicer looking.
* One confusing clean map got cut and replaced by a new, awesome map, reusing some of the ideas of the original.
* The second transition between styles gotten a very visually impressive extra puzzle.
* Two destroyed puzzles that weren't working or had performance problems have been reworked from the ground up.
* Replaced a destroyed puzzle with a new, better one.
* Heavily expanded upon the concept for the finale.

Some more teasers!
Part of one of our transition levels.

All our maps are now at the standard we want our mod to be and we're incredibly proud of this.

So what's left to do?
* Get a new, up-to-date, trailer!
* Get a new, up-to-date, demo for you guys to play!
* Finalize some of the unfinished areas in the intro
* Finalize the script
* Get voices recorded
* Get our custom music recorded
* Add the final story lines to the maps
* Lots of play-testing, to make sure we got all the bugs
* Do a final Detail pass, to make sure all our maps have the visual fidelity we want them to have
* Check the optimization, to make sure the mod runs as smoothly as possible

This is quite a bit of work; but we have confidence we can get this work done in time for a Q1 2015 release!
I hope you all are as excited as we are!

- The Portal Stories Team.

Some more teasers!
We'll be Hitting a release date soon!

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Leaf_It
Leaf_It Feb 17 2014, 3:21pm says:

Would you guys be interested in making the portals in Portal Stories: Mel new colors? In the original Portal we just had blue and orange, but in portal 2, we got light blue, and Red as well if you played Co-op. Would the Team be interested in making the portals in PS:Mel New colors, like Green, or Purple?

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lpfreaky90
lpfreaky90 Apr 3 2014, 12:32am replied:

I don't see a purpose for changing the portal colors; they work fine as they are. We have a lot of other stuff that should make the mod worth playing :)

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ernestoosvaldogarcia
ernestoosvaldogarcia Sep 5 2013, 11:18pm says:

wow the video is about more than a year long.

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lpfreaky90
lpfreaky90 Sep 7 2013, 12:27pm replied:

Yes, the video is very old and contains a lot of outdated material. We are hoping on releasing a trailer in the not so distant future, that features more and more recent work.

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Mood21
Mood21 Aug 25 2013, 6:43pm says:

Can't wait for the full mod. Keep up the good work.
Does this take place before or after Portal 1?

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lpfreaky90
lpfreaky90 Aug 26 2013, 6:48am replied:

How about before AND after portal 1!

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Ciirulean
Ciirulean Jan 24 2013, 11:55pm says:

This is a very important question:
Is the character model actually Mel?

Ah, I see that you have. At least, as best you guys could.

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therupertbob
therupertbob Jan 23 2013, 1:54am says:

Does this mod conflict with the storyline of the Portal and Half-Life games, or is it set in the half life/Portal Universe?

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devek1
devek1 Dec 15 2012, 2:50am says:

this mod tries to update/downgrade portal 2, and all other portal 2 mods does the same, how do i fix it?

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Billybobjoey
Billybobjoey Dec 19 2012, 7:17pm replied:

You don't change the files of the game I don't think. You add it to the sourcemods folder and restart steam.

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